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Apply for a Town of Banff Business License

If you are working outside of the Town of Banff (town boundaries) - example; the Rimrock Resort Hotel or the Juniper Hotel; you will require a Parks Canada business license only.  Please call Parks directly at 403-762-1530 to inquire. 

If you are a resident of the Town of Banff (living and working in Banff) and wish to start your small home office business, you will be required to apply for a Home Occupation Development Permit prior to obtaining your business license.



Submit your PDF application to:

Email                           Phone
403.985.9016
Mail
Town of Banff Business Licensing 
PO Box 1260 
Banff, Alberta T1L 1A1 
In Person at: 
Banff Town Hall 
110 Bear Street, Banff Alberta
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
 

What does a Business License Cost$

Full Year Business License
  *
may be prorated depending on your start date*
       
        Resident                                                                 Non-Resident 
         $172.00 (base fee)                                                  $172.00 (base fee)
        + schedule B fee (see below)                               + $172.00 (non-resident fee)
                                                                                      + $ schedule B fee (see below)


1-Month License     $315.00                         
1-Day License          $214.00


        
Fees, Payment, Renewing Business Licenses and Exemptions

Groups and Organizations
  • Banff Downtown Business Group is a communications tool for all businesses in the downtown core featuring a private, online discussion forum where business owners can communicate with each other and the Town, and get news alert for important messages, meeting notifications and updates. If you own or manage a downtown business, contact Jason Darrah, Director, Communications & Marketing, 403.762.1207, for details and to have your account set up. 

Schedule B Fees:

BusinesSector 

Class 

Fee 

Sector I - Lodging 



Lodging - Hotels, B&B Inns, and B&B Homes with greaterthan four (4) rooms

100

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Lodging - B&B Homes witfour (4) rooms or less

101

$44.73 per pillow

Sector II - Restaurant/Bar 



Restaurant/Bar

200

$37.86 per seat **

Sector III - Retail 



Retail Sales

300

$2.04 per sq. ft. **

Sector I-Transportation, Attractionand Entertainment 



Photographers/Videos

400

$516.91

Activities/Guiding/Reservations/DMC/ Event Planners

Owner/Operator oone employee

401A

$516.91

Two to fivemployees

401B

$631.77

Six to nineteeemployees

401C

$746.65

Twenty or oveemployees

401D

$861.52

Heli Skiing/HelHiking

402

$3,905.54

HorsLivery

403

$7,581.32

Movie Theatres

404

$1,263.56 per screen

Motor Vehicles

1 – 2 Vehicles

405A

$1,148.68

3 - 6 Vehicles

405B

$1,723.03

7 – 19 Vehicles

405C

$3,446.05

20 – 25 Vehicles

405D

$5,743.42

26 – 30 Vehicles

405E

$10,338.17

31 – 35 Vehicles

405F

$12,635.55

36 – 40 Vehicles

405G

$16,081.60

41 – 45 Vehicles

405H

$18,378.98

46 – 50 Vehicles

405I

$20,676.34

Over 50 Vehicles

405J

$22,973.71

RentaCars

406

$2,297.38

Sector V - Service 



Agencor SalesBusiness, Business SupportContractors, Automotive Repair, Service or other

Owner/Operator oone employee

500A

$519.90

Two to fivemployees

500B

$631.77

Six to nineteeemployees

500C

$746.65

Twenty or oveemployees

500D

$861.52

Bank/Financial Institution

504

$5,973.17

Banking Machines (Full Service ATM)

505

$1,734.51 per ATM

Newspapers

506

$3,216.32

            **Minimum Business License Fee $516.90